1949 Allard J1 vs. 1974 Holden Torana

To start off, 1974 Holden Torana is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Allard J1. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Allard J1 would be higher. At 3,622 cc (8 cylinders), 1949 Allard J1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Holden Torana (101 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 1949 Allard J1. (85 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1949 Allard J1. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Holden Torana weights approximately 90 kg more than 1949 Allard J1. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1949 Allard J1 (203 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 47 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Holden Torana. (156 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1949 Allard J1 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Holden Torana. 1974 Holden Torana has automatic transmission and 1949 Allard J1 has manual transmission. 1949 Allard J1 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1974 Holden Torana will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1949 Allard J1 1974 Holden Torana
Make Allard Holden
Model J1 Torana
Year Released 1949 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3622 cc 1897 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 85 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 203 Nm 156 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1020 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 3690 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1480 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2590 mm


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